Joe Robinson (AUS)

20. 11. 2010 07:30

The concert takes place within the 13th International Music Festival GUITAR ACROSS STYLES Pardubice castle

Finger-picking, blues, rock

tickets: on the spot

Joe Robinson (AUS)

Australian guitarist and winner of the second series of Australia's Got Talent in 2008. He is best known for his fingerpicking style of playing the guitar in the tradition of Chet Atkins, Jerry Reed and Tommy Emmanuel. Joe Robinson, nicknamed Smokin' Joe, was born in 1991 in Temagog, New South Wales, Australia. He started playing the piano at the age of six only because he was told his fingers were too small to play the guitar. Aged ten, he quit and began to play the guitar. He outgrew his guitar teacher in less then 12 months, and he started to teach himself from the Internet. In 2007 he released his debut album titled Birdseed. At the age of 16, Robinson signed up for the second series of Australia's Got Talent, eventually winning the grand prize on July 2008 with a performance of Tommy Emmanuel's arrangement of Classical Gas. After the show he went to Nashville and recorded his second album Time Jumpin'.